Thursday, 16 September 2010


She was never one for pastels, her colours were bold
too volatile to have ever been considered demure
she screamed when others merely whispered
it was not her intention to offend, it was just her way

August bought forth a fiercely individual spirit
she couldn't, wouldn't, dull her shine for anyone
her voltage was high, she contained the electricity
but you could still hear it, popping and crackling

Under the shiny surface a golden heart was beating
as it pumped the ruby red lifeblood through her veins
Dancing flames licked around her head, a fiery halo
while all around her ankles the angry ocean roared

She walked the winding road, with bells on her fingers
and rings on her toes, painted toenails gleaming against
the rich dark earth, a carefully thought out disguise
that fluttered through the blank pages awaiting her pen

She came alive when poured into words, she breathed...
sentences became her tree lined avenues of expression
and houses filled with buddhas and peacock feathers
sprung fully formed from her swift and elegant fingers

- Susannah Bec 2010

Written for a prompt, the task - use the words - demure, offend, volatile
Taken from my prompt writing blog - Panopticulated


Maya said...

Wow!! What a woman! :)

Punam said...

Susannah, amazing poetry, and it's great to know your work. I am so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. :)

Susannah said...

Maya and Punam, thanks very much for visiting and leaving me a comment, much appreciated. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susannah, this is breathtaking. You have captured this person so that one can see her and we feel her electricity. I have known someone like her - I love the part about "the golden heart" beating underneath all of the fire and drama. Yes. So true. Fabulous capture of a remarkable individual. Your writing is amazing.

Susannah said...

Thanks Sherry!... yes I have known someone like this too. :-)

Good to see you. x

inspiredleo80 said...

your words are so beautiful.

Susannah said...

inspiredleo, thank you so much.

It is wonderful to meet you, thanks for visiting. :-)

Jingle said...

powerful words.
well done!

Jingle said...

hello, friend:

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